Oxford Flash Fiction Prize

Deadline: 31 August
1000 words
£1000 first prize

This summer we celebrate the meaning of gifts, exchanges and the stories we tell about them. This competition runs in partnership with the Bodleian Libraries’ Gifts and Books exhibition at the University of Oxford. Each entrant to the 2023 summer competition will also receive an e-book special edition Oxford Flash Fiction anthology.



Write yourself into history and become one of the greats with the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize.

For centuries, the greats have come to Oxford to ink masterpieces. Now, in one of the oldest towns, where the history of the English language can be traced back to its ancient streets, we are celebrating one of the newest forms in literature – flash fiction.

Find out more about us here…

Enter the competition

Deadlines: 31 January 2023 & 31 August 2023

1st Prize: £1000 / 2nd Prize: £200 / 3rd Prize: £100 / New Voice Prize: £50
Shortlisted entrants will be offered publication in our end of year anthology and more. 


Word Count

1000 words
No minimum word limit.
Does not include the title.


£6 for one flash fiction
£10 for two flash fictions
£14 for three flash fictions

Free entries available


Font: Arial 12pt
Single spaced word document or PDF.

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